My son is six months old. From the beginning I wanted to breastfeed so badly, but could never get more than 1.5 oz from both breasts no matter what I did. Eventually I had to supplement with formula because he was a "failure to thrive" baby. After a while the milk just didn't come. So I had to switch to formula completely.
I never got good advice about how to breastfeed. (No one I know bf, they all used formula) And my thyroid was never in question, so I just felt like a failure. I tried re-lactating at around 4 months but it didn't work.
Now about a week ago I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism. I feel like this is why I couldn't produce milk. To this very day I struggle with my feelings of guilt and failure because I couldn't bf. I'm medicine now for the hypothyroidism. Is it possible at all to re-lactate? I'd never dream of exclusively doing it at this point, but even half and half would be a miracle to me. Is there any hope at all or should I just learn to accept my circumstances?